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Computer Security Resources

Computer Security Resources

Computer Security is concerned with the risks related to computer use, and ensures the availability, integrity and confidentiality of information managed by the computer system, permitting authorized users to carry out legitimate and useful tasks within a secure computing environment.


Paid SANS Computer Security Resources

SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style

Maximize your training time and turbo-charge your career in security by learning the full SANS Security Essentials curriculum needed to qualify for the GSEC certification. In this course you will learn the language and underlying theory of computer security. At the same time you will learn the essential, up-to-the-minute knowledge and skills required for effective performance if you are given the responsibility for securing systems and/or organizations. This course meets both of the key promises SANS makes to our students: (1) You will gain up-to-the-minute knowledge you can put into practice immediately upon returning to work; and, (2) You will be taught by the best security instructors in the industry. As always, great teaching sets SANS courses apart, and SANS ensures this by choosing instructors who have ranked highest in a nine-year competition among potential security faculty. View Full Course Description

SEC505: Securing Windows with the Critical Security Controls

The Securing Windows track is a comprehensive curriculum for securing Windows networks. This program brings the confusing complexity of Windows security into clear focus by starting with foundational security services, such as Active Directory and Group Policy, and advancing in a logical progression to particular products or features which rely on these foundations, such as IIS and IPSec. This track provides best practices for security, hands-on exercises, extensive documentation/screen shots, a CD-ROM of security scripts, and an objective account of Windows security (neither bashing Microsoft nor toeing the party line), designed to prepare you for the GIAC Certified Windows Security Administrator (GCWN) certification exams, and many of the MCSE:Security exams as well. View Full Course Description

SEC301: Intro to Information Security

SANS is the MIT of Information Security and this introduction certification track is the fastest possible way to get up to speed on the terminology and concepts of information security. Understand the threats and risks to information resources and identify generally accepted best practices. Master risk management, security management, access controls, attacks and counter measures, secrecy and privacy, along with auditing concepts. We then move to the basics of computers and networking as we discuss the Internet Protocol, routing, Domain Name Service, and network devices along with a plethora of security considerations. After covering the basics of cryptography, we look at policy as a tool to effect change in their organizations. View Full Course Description


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